Youth Fund Project Manager
Do you have the drive and passion to support young people?
Do you want to help young people reach their full potential?
Then this is the job for you!
A new, one of a kind opportunity has arisen for a Youth Fund Project Manager to manage our Youth Carnival Programme. This is a project aimed at engaging NEET and vulnerable young people through the performing and creative arts, based around the theme of carnival.
Youth First was born from the passion of youth and play workers to create a means to sustain and ideally grow youth work, first in Lewisham and now beyond.
We work with young people aged 8-19 (up to 25 with special needs), with our core focus on delivering exciting activities to young people; to provide an early intervention service to prevent escalation of young people’s needs; and support and mentor young people to achieve their full potential.
Salary: £24,692 p.a pro rata (£13.19 per hour) plus excellent benefits
Hours: 14 hours, over 2 days a week
Fixed term contract - Funding up to 31 December 2022
Youth First are currently looking to recruit a Youth Fund Project Manager to help deliver our Youth Carnival programme. Having secured funding from the Young Londoners Fund to deliver this programme in one of our Lewisham based youth clubs, you will work with various partners to deliver a project aimed at engaging NEET and vulnerable young people through the performing and creative arts, based around the theme of carnival.
Previous experience of working with young people is essential and experience in delivering funding bid outcomes is desirable.
- Experience of supporting, delivering and evaluating high quality sessions and activities for young people
- Strong commitment to young people and a thorough knowledge of the issues facing young people
- Excellent partner engagement – capable of managing multiple priorities and working collaboratively with a cross sector partnership.
- Ability to deliver funding outcomes
- Ability to evaluate and write reports with excellent presentation skills
- Working knowledge and understanding of the principles of youth work
- Ability to use ICT such as MS Office and Excel
- Experience of effective delivery of projects for young people especially in the arts area
- Educated to NVQ Level 4 or above qualification in Youth or Community work (or equivalent) in similar field or substantial experience.
- A minimum of 1 years’ experience of working directly with young people.
- Awareness of safeguarding; equal opportunities; health and safety and data protection practices
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
- This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check
What you can expect
- Youth First will give you the opportunity to advance your skills and become a shareholder of Youth First
- Flexible working
- Excellent pension package with Standard Life
- Occupational sick pay subject to service
- Competitive salary
- 30 days holiday per year plus bank holidays – pro rata for part time employees
- Committed management team giving continuous support
- High performance is recognised and rewarded
- Training courses in a variety of topics
- Cycle to work scheme
- Computer loan scheme
- Employee Forums
- Employee Excellence Award
- Diverse workforce
- Staff socials
How to apply
If you have the skills and experience required for this role, please complete an application form or send a covering letter and CV addressing the shortlisting criteria to email@example.com.
Interviews will be week commencing: 11 October, 2021
Closing date: Sunday, 26 September, 2021
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